Montana Camps

Optimist Special Children's Camp Red Lodge
The goal of the Optimist Special Children's Camp is to give the children a week of summer camp where they can forget about their disabilities and have fun while giving their caregivers some free time. During the week of camp, the children will play games, do crafts, swim and enjoy a special activity each night (movie, dance, carnival).

Website: Optimist Special Children's Camp Homepage

Contact Person: Shawn Ashcraft

Phone:(406) 861-1806

Email: optimistcamp@yahoo.com (communication via email is preferred)

Camp Eureka for Children with Visual Impairments — Missoula
Children 8-13 years old who are blind or have severe visual impairments are invited to explore western Montana’s wetlands and forests under the guidance of mentors who are blind, and with expert educators and naturalists specially trained to work with children who have visual impairments.

Contact Person: Beth Underwood

Phone: 406-251-5069 or 406-642-3035

Email: underhogg@montana.com

Website: http://www.mocsi.org

No Child Left Inside Summer Science Day Camps — Missoula
Summer Science Day Camps are weeklong camps that engage children in the study of the natural world. Field trips, arts and crafts and science explorations will have your kids excited about nature!
Camp Mak-A-Dream — Missoula
Camp Mak-A-Dream is operated by Children’s Oncology Camp Foundation and is a medically supervised, free camp for children (ages 6-13), teens (ages 14-18), and young adults (ages 19-25) with cancer and their siblings (ages 6-17). The facility is located approximately 65 miles east of Missoula, Montana on I-90 at the Gold Creek exit,just 3/4 of a mile south of the Interstate. The Winter/Spring 2009 schedule starts in early January.

Phone: 406-549-5987

Email: camp@montana.com

Website: http://www.campdream.org/

Charles Campbell Children’s Camp— Red Lodge
The Charles Campbell Camp, located in the beautiful Beartooth Mountains, is sponsored by the Billings Lions Club for physically disabled children. The camp allows children who may not otherwise be able to participate in other camps, to enjoy a safe, fun, challenging camp experience. All physically disabled children, ages 6 - 18 are eligible to participate.

Contact Persons: Doug & Sue Hanson

Phone: 406-670-2496

Email: campbellcamp@msn.com

Website: http://www.billingslions.org

Christikon Camp for Developmentally Disabled Adults — Big Timber
Christikon lies along the Boulder River in the mountains just north of Yellowstone National Park, about 50 miles south of Big Timber. The program is geared toward adults who are at least 18 years old with cognitive delays whose mobility is not severely limited. Partial scholarships are available. Bus Transportation is offered on the first and last days of the session, between Billings and the camp.
Billings Optimist Clubs Special Children’s Camp— Red Lodge
The Billings Optimist clubs provide the Special Children’s Camp the first full week of August annually. Fifty children,aged 9-18 years are welcome (disabled & developmentally disabled) are accepted. The camp takes place at the Lion’s Camp south of Red Lodge.

Contact Person: Adine Wardyn, President, Billings Optimist Club - Riverside Branch

Phone: 406-670-5902

Email: aw7885mt@msn.com

American Diabetes Association Youth Retreat — Big Timber
The American Diabetes Association Montana Youth Retreat is a resident camp located at Camp on the Boulder, south of Big Timber, Montana. It provides a safe summer camp experience that allows an opportunity for youths to live with peers who also have diabetes. Kids learn diabetes self-management during “teachable moments” taught by qualified diabetes education professionals.


Summer Skills Camp for Deaf/Hard of Hearing & Blind/Visually Impaired — Great Falls
The Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind offers two separate but unique summer camps. The programs target communication, social interaction, independent living skills and use of technology for students between the ages of 9-14 (7 and 8 year-olds will be considered on a case-by-case basis for the deaf camp only) who have hearing impairments or deafness, and for those ages 9-16 who have blindness or visual impairments. The week-long programs provide room, board, and entertainment at no cost to the student.

Phone: 1-800-882-MSDB

Email: info@msdb.mt.gov

Website: http://www.msdb.mt.gov/summer_programs.htm

Family Learning Weekend for families of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children — Great Falls
The Learning Weekend for families of Deaf and Hard of Hearing children is a creative program that provides opportunities for families of sensory impaired children to learn about deafness, share their experiences with other families, and learn how to communicate more fully with each other in a warm, caring atmosphere.

Phone: 1-800-882-MSDB

Email: info@msdb.mt.gov

Website: http://www.msdb.mt.gov/summer_programs.htm

Family Learning Weekend for families of Blind and Visually-Impaired Children — Great Falls
The Family Learning Weekend is a creative program designed to be both informative and empowering for families. The Learning Weekend provides opportunities for families to share information about blindness and visual impairment, share their experiences with other families, and socialize with one another in a warm and caring atmosphere.

Phone: 1-800-882-MSDB

Email: info@msdb.mt.gov

Website: http://www.msdb.mt.gov/summer_programs.htm

Big Sky Kids Program — Bozeman
We provide outdoor recreation camps for cancer patients ages 5-23. Camp is offered at no cost to campers. "Our focus is on wellness instead of illness, and strengths rather than limitations."
A Step Ahead College Prep Camp — Billings
The nonprofit Student Assistance Foundation (SAF) is working to encourage foster youths to attend college. Camp participants will experience campus life firsthand, and will learn skills that will help them on their paths to completing post-secondary education. This year's camp will take place July 7-9 at Montana State University - Billings.

Phone: 406-495-7750

Email: rsafford@safmt.org

Montana Learning Center at Canyon Ferry Lake
The Montana Learning Center at Canyon Ferry Lake provides and promotes exemplary mathematics and science education for all.

Website: http://www.montanalearning.org/

Helena, MT 59602-8517

Phone: (406) 475-3638

Fax: (406) 475-3871

Email: cbock@montanalearning.org or rseitz@montanalearning.org

Missoula Children and Nature Network— Missoula
Mission Statement: To advocate and facilitate the development of meaningful, life-long connections between children and the natural environment, aimed at improving the health of the youth and the natural world in the greater Missoula area. Our vision is for every child in the greater Missoula area to experience nature directly, develop healthy living habits, and connections to the natural places in their communities.
Camp Promise - A Ministry of Big Sky Bible Camp Big Fork
Camp Promise has been helping people with disabilities build friendships, memories, skills and spiritual foundations since 1990. Each aspect of the Camp Promise program is designed to build campers up physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually. We look forward to helping build you up! Due to the numbers of applicants and campers desiring to attend, we need to receive your application as early as possible. Spots will be reserved on a first-come basis, based on the date we receive your completed application and registration fee. Applications received after May 1st will only be considered for acceptance should there be extra spots available.

Bigfork, MT 59911

Phone: 406-837-4864

Fax: 406-837-2382

E-mail: camppromise@bigskybiblecamp.com

Website: http://www.bigskybiblecamp.com/